Saturday, June 28, 2008

A note about my last rant. (Wanted)

I don't want to contribute to Internet hate. I really don't.

I have not seen "Wanted" yet and maybe it will turn out to be good movie.

Also, I want to stress that I am not looking for a frame by frame adaptation of the graphic novel.

However, I also want to try to express my disappointment about the HUGE changes made in the plot.

The WHOLE PLOT of the graphic novel revolved around villains in a super hero universe banding together to beat all the heroes and take over the planet. I loved this plot because I always connected to the villains in comic books and graphic novels rather than the heroes. The graphic novel was the sort of thing I would create in my imagination when I was 12 after reading a comic book. (If only the villain had done this or worked together with this villian he could have gotten away scot free)

If you take away the superhero universe because of potential legal problems then you take away what makes the graphic novel special. You take away what made the story special.

So yeah, I suppose printed media is your best shot if you want a real story.

So go read the graphic novel "Wanted".

I dunno if the movie is going to be any good.

Once again copywritten ideas ruin a good movie (WANTED)

Such a damn shame.

"Millar: I was when I saw an early draft of the script, before Timur came on board. The super-powers were removed and the whole thing was a very straight crime story. The producers felt we could have legal problems with the super-villain stuff in the book as so much was analogous of Marvel and DC characters and history, but Timur came up with an interesting way of giving the killers powers again. Once he was onboard I knew the property was safe. He just absolutely got it and kept about 70% of the book. There's a lot of new stuff he came up with for the middle act, but the first hour and the last half hour is the same as the book for the most part. And the changes make it better."

So basically that means they couldn't make a REAL film adaptation of "Wanted" because it *MIGHT* piss off Marvel and DC. A bunch of Hollywood execs didn't have enough balls to do the real movie and paid the original creators enough money to bastardize their creation. It's getting to be that print media is just about the only truly free medium left.

The whole friggen point of the comic was that the super villains win. Without the comic book style heroes and villains there is actually not that much of an awesome factor.

I will probably go see the movie. I just don't know if it's going to come close to how good the comic was.

It just sucks. Half the people in Hollywood should grow a freaking backbone and do something without worrying about the repercussions all the time. The other half needs to stop being paid off and make their decisions based on making quality media and not money.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Wow. I suppose there are attractive women where I live now.

A nice looking young woman just asked me a reference question. Picture Christina Ricci with short brown hair.


Must retain aloft professional librarian status...

The Strange Way MY Life Works.

1. Watched a trailer for "Wanted" on TV. Angela J looks nice and tattooed up. But then I get pissed off when I realize that they dropped the whole "planet full of super villains with no super heroes" theme. They replaced the awesome original plot with some lame "guild of assassins" thing. No mention of super villains. I was disappointed. It does get me thinking about the original comic and how I need to score a copy of it.

2. Take Steel Head Trout and two sliced of bread to work. Forget to take any dressing.

3. Look in fridge and see a container of Washbi mayo.

4. Remember in the graphic Novel of "Wanted" the main character orders a fish sandwich with Wasabi Mayo. (I think it was salmon).

5. Made my trout sandwich with Wasabi Mayo.

6. One of the best fish sandwich's I ever ate...Awesome.

So in retrospect Wasabi Mayo IS really good on fish sandwiches and I would had never tried it if I didn't happen to see that trailer.

Boring? Yes well I didn't get much sleep last night.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Other People agreed I was right #1

In an earlier post I mentioned how I didn't like the new "I am Legend" movie.

On of the main themes of my argument was that the movie took away the point of the book which was that the surviving human was now the evil "legend". Which the dumbass director screwed up by not making the vampires "vampires" for some reason.

It looks like Cracked agreed with me.

Cracked Even called the creatures VAMPIRES because that's what they freaking ARE! The book had VAMPIRES in it and it turned out that the sole human left was the evil Legend.


And the movie didn't.

Thanks for agreeing with me Cracked.

Steampunk makes everything cool!

Maybe Beans was right!

Probably not...

But Steampunk is pretty awesome.

The first "Internet" was a huge card Catalog

...Until the Nazis tore it down anyway...

It was really a steampunk style Internet!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Did Jesus ride Dinosaurs? I would like to think so...

Gore Vidal shows what a verbal assault REALLY is.

Best Interview Ever.

About William Buckley dying:

"I thought hell is bound to be a livelier place, as he joins forever those whom he served in life, applauding their prejudices and fanning their hatred."

What do you think is your own best novel?:

"I don’t answer questions like that. Ever. And you ought not to ask them."

I hope when I get that old I can be half as cantankerous...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sega Nerds Speak the Truth.

Read HERE.

Yeah. It really seems like the golden age of gaming is gone. This was supposed to be a list of the greatest games OF ALL TIME. But instead we get CoD4 at #1 and Wii Fit at #29. Really??? #29????

I blame this squarely on younger gamers who just don't get it... fact screw it. I am not a "gamer". I am a 26 year old dude who likes video games. If everyone else wants to support a subculture that celebrates all that is new without respecting the basics then screw it. I don't care.

It's plain to see that there is a generation of "yes" people growing up that have NO CONCEPT of reality.

Has our consumer culture mincing pot really created such hapless sheep?

Shame on you.

Friday, June 06, 2008


Is it wrong to like music videos featuring foreign singers dressed up in burlesque style costumes? it's not.

If this would have been in English I don't know if I would have liked it as much.

I am glad the Burlesque look is coming back. Those were the days when everyone wore HATS. And hats are friggen awesome. Everything would be better if everyone wore hats again...

Nowadays nobody wears hats except lower class hicks with baseball caps (I don't like Baseball caps at all) or cowboys. WTF happened to fedoras? AZ took (borrowed) mine. I have nice Austrian leather hat as well as black felt on that kinda looks like an Amish hat. Everyone should wear hats again.

Anyways back to T.a.t.u.

When the skank Britney Spears came out with her first music video she dressed up as a Catholic schoolgirl and really pissed some people off. I made a prediction at that point that soon we would have a music video featuring young female singers dressed up as Catholic school girls who would then kiss each other during the course of the video. Not only that but I predicted that they would be much better singers than B.S. (get it? B.S. Britney Spears? Good one Caleb...) But that part of my prediction wasn't all that hard since most pop stars singing ability is a joke.

Fast Forward a couple of years and that EXACT scenario happened. I was so pissed I never wrote that down.

Then of course there was "controversy" about Tatu and people saying that they weren't really into each other.

WHO CARES? It's entertainment. This bullshit way most people look at the world just makes me angry. Stop providing the paparazi with a job. Stop looking into EVERY facet of the singers and actors you like. Just stop.

It's just entertainment. Enjoy it or don't.

Don't get me wrong I normally like my music angry and loud. In fact lately I have been listening to alot of punk/Grunge genre music. I don't know if I would ever buy their whole album or anything but I might buy a couple of songs.

I would never buy English Pop Music. Does liking foreign Pop Music make me a hypocrite?

No more than most I assume.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tour Guide Skit.

One of the first skits I wrote.

Nigel the Skit Comedy Show Episode 8 is up

A few people asked why I didn't upload some of my really old skit comedy stuff.

Well here it is in all it's crappy editing glory. The first horrible cut of the skit comedy I did for GSTV4. Episode 8. (Removed a lot out for Youtube upload)

You can see me in many different hairstyles in this from shaved head to white hair.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Daria Console Wars

Daria was such an awesome show.

Between that and Undergrads I really wonder what the hell kids in high school are watching for decent entertainment...I mean really is there anything that can compare? Daria ended when I was in my second year of college and I still loved it. Is there anything remotely as cool going on?

In any case kudos to Kotaku for coming up with this image.